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Gluteal Muscle Tear

A partial or complete tear of the gluteal muscles in the buttocks is not a common injury but can occur in sports that require a burst of speed, such as track, basketball, soccer and football.


  • Pain, tenderness or stiffness in the buttocks
  • Bruising
  • Weakness


  • Rest
  • Prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Hot or cold packs